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Final Score: Baltimore 20-13 Tennessee

Lamar Jackson overcame an early interception, and 10-0 deficit, to run for 136 yards and a key touchdown as he got his first playoff win at the third attempt.

Late in the second quarter Jackson darted up the middle, juked Kevin Byard, and went 48 yards to the endzone.

Derrick Henry was held to 40 yards as Baltimore reversed last season’s upset to advance.

Ryan Tannehill had gone a perfect six-for-six passing on his second drive, culminating in a touchdown pass to A.J. Brown, before Malcolm Butler’s interception led to a field goal.

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Tennessee’s defence also started strongly, finishing with five sacks, but Jackson played his way into the game.

After a Justin Tucker field goal, Jackson’s electrifying run levelled the game.

He maintained the momentum after the half, with another big run and no incompletions on a drive that ended with J.K. Dobbins’ four-yard touchdown run between the tackles.

As with the offence, Baltimore’s defence grew in effectiveness, evidently learning their lesson from last year by holding an increasingly frustrated Henry in check and forcing Tannehill to work for everything.

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After a Stephen Gostkowski field goal for Tennessee, Jackson, supported by Marquise Brown who went over 100 yards receiving, got Tucker in range for two long kicks.

Although he missed one from 52 yards, his first fourth-quarter or overtime miss in 49 attempts, he hit the next from 51.  

A Marcus Peters interception sealed the result for the Ravens, who await the winner of the Browns-Steelers game to see who they face in the divisional round.

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